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CA Johnathan Benton, longtime APA Government Affairs Committee Chair and a tireless pilots' advocate, was killed in an aircraft accident on Jan. 16 at the far too young age of 53. He was one of two people on a Piper that crashed shortly after taking off from Wiley Post Airport in Bethany, Oklahoma. ...

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We have received word that management representatives have been attempting to intimidate pilots who are complying with their obligations to take the time necessary to review new AOM procedures, including issuing Missed Trip (MT) removals. APA leadership stands by its pilots as they take all necessar...

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American Airlines Flight Operations management is attempting to circumvent robust safety-related pilot training by unilaterally imposing operational changes via bulletin. While APA does not oppose fleet harmonization, we are steadfast in our commitment that pilots must be properly trained BEFORE ope...

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Delta Air Lines management has demonstrated a visionary understanding of the current state of the marketplace for professional pilots. Working with the Delta ALPA MEC, they have ushered in a new standard for pay, benefits, and work rules befitting of the pilots of the world’s safest and larges...

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Our Constitution & Bylaws includes specific protocols for the conduct of negotiations, and our Policy Manual specifically prohibits your National Officers, Board of Directors, and Negotiating Committee from taking any actions in haste when it comes to negotiations. In light of questions that hav...

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Our State of Negotiations As we near a possible end game in the negotiation process, there is increasing feedback from pilots who feel that APA possesses “leverage” that is anywhere from strong to “unprecedented.” While there is truth to the fact that we do have leverage, mu...

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On Sept. 8, 1994, USAir Flight 427, a Boeing 737-3B7, crashed near Aliquippa, Pa., while on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport. All 132 people on board were killed, including pilots CA Peter Germano and FO Charles B. “Chuck” Emmett III; flight attendants Stanley Canty, April Sl...

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A Question of Priorities Today’s announcement by American Airlines that it has ordered 20 supersonic Boom Overture aircraft is obviously intended to grab headlines, despite United Airlines having already announced orders for the same aircraft. Boom is currently projecting that the Overture wi...

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APA Board of Directors Ratifies LOA 2022-01, “July 2 Trip Trade Event” APA Pilots, The APA Board of Directors reconvened at noon Central today in its efforts to address the ongoing issues created by Saturday’s trip-trade fiasco. After further discussion and deliberation, the Boa...

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APA Board of Directors Voting Conference Call: Trip Trade System The APA Board of Directors convened a voting conference call beginning at 3:30 p.m. Central via Zoom, with the APA Negotiating Committee and Department briefing the Board on negotiations between APA and management concerning the trip ...

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